November 12, 1996 |
Doctors may have finally found a cure for hot flashes: a healthy dose of tofu. Researchers at the American Heart Assn.'s annual scientific meeting Sunday discussed the growing evidence that soybean protein, commonly found in tofu, may indeed relieve the miseries of menopause. Dr. Gregory L. Burke of Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., outlined a study in which women suffering hot flashes reported significantly less intense symptoms after taking soy protein.
February 28, 2005 |
Colleen Dawmen had been plagued for years by severe hot flashes that would wash over her dozens of times a day and awaken her, dripping with sweat, three or four times a night. "I'd get so overwhelmed by this furnace-like heat that I felt like my head was going to explode," says the 51-year-old nurse. She didn't want to take hormones, but black cohosh and progesterone cream had failed to curb her symptoms. "I was at the mercy of these hot flashes," she says.
September 23, 1987 |
Joanne once told me she ate half a tube of Dentagard in the bathroom of a new lover's apartment because she felt faint from hunger but too shy to ask for food. And even then, when reduced to eating toothpaste, she remained nervous enough to carefully observe the direction in which the man had squeezed his tube, so as not to cause him any aggravation the next morning that might turn him against her. "We were big neurotics.
May 25, 1997 |
In the pantheon of favorite topics for musicals, love stories loom large, from "Carousel" to "Camelot." And classics redux aren't far behind: "My Fair Lady," "Man of La Mancha," "The Wizard of Oz." But collaborators Barbara Schill and Dave Mackay don't have to worry about plowing worn-out terrain. They're the team behind a new musical revue about menopause. Yes, menopause. "Is It Just Me, or Is It Hot in Here?
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July 17, 1989 |
Delivering estrogen through a melt-in-your-mouth tablet reduces the hot flashes of menopause without risking liver damage from larger doses that are required for pills that are swallowed, a study at the University of Southern California reports. The tablet dissolves over three to five minutes while held in the buccal, or hollow, cavity of the cheek. This allows the estrogen to enter the bloodstream through the cheek's mucous membrane rather than through the digestive system.
March 31, 2003 |
After hearing last summer that hormone replacement therapy may do more harm than good, Donna Hayden tossed her supply of estrogen and progestin. That was the easy part. Within five days, the 56-year-old Costa Mesa woman developed hot flashes. Soon after, she began losing sleep and having trouble concentrating. Six weeks later, Hayden was on her way to the pharmacy to pick up a new supply of pills. "I felt like a junkie," she said. "But I had to go back on them."
November 10, 2009 |
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a rare form of leukemia, but the Lakers legend says his long-term prognosis is very good. Abdul-Jabbar, 62, revealed during an interview Monday that he has Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that produces cancerous blood cells. The disease was diagnosed in December. But Abdul-Jabbar said his condition can be managed by taking oral medication daily, seeing his specialist every other month and getting his blood analyzed regularly.
March 22, 2010 |
Q: Recently, I heard that there was a cream or ointment for getting rid of age spots. I think I heard it referred to as Hydroxycordone. I would like to get rid of my brown sunspots. A: The compound you heard of is hydroquinone. It is a bleaching agent that is applied to darker areas of skin (such as age spots or liver spots) to lighten them. Such spots are usually a result of sun damage. Hydroquinone is available in many over-the-counter lightening or fade creams. The compound is controversial, however.